Ducks continue home dominance over the Flames

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Make that 23 straight regular season home wins for the Anaheim Ducks against the Calgary Flames.

That’s quite a long streak.

It wasn’t even close to ending Wednesday, as the Ducks started early with three goals on their first five shots, chasing Jonas Hiller from the Calgary net, and then crushed the Flames by a final score of 8-3.

At least, for the Flames, recent AHL call-up Hunter Shinkaruk (former Canuck first-round pick, too) scored his first NHL goal on a deflection on the power play in the second period. By that time, Anaheim was leading by five goals.

There were a few anxious moments for the Ducks as goaltender John Gibson briefly left Wednesday’s game in the second period after a collision with teammate Hampus Lindholm, but he did return for the start of the third period, completing the remainder of the game.

The Ducks take over first in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of the L.A. Kings. Both teams have six games remaining on their respective schedules.